I started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba in April 2020 and am currently a Canada Research Chair in Neurogenomics. I am also a principal investigator at the PrairieNeuro Research Centre in the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHRIM). I completed my Ph.D. in Genetics at Stellenbosch University and received additional training in computational biology at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute. I then conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, where my research investigated drug-induced neurotoxicities and genetic modifiers of Huntington disease.

Select awards:

  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Neurogenomics
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow


  • Fly fishing and kayak fishing
  • Lego building

Favourite movies:

  • Gremlins
  • Jurassic Park
  • Precision medicine
  • Neurology
  • DNA repair
  • PhD in Genetics, 2012

    Stellenbosch University

  • B.Sc. Honours in Genetics, 2006

    Stellenbosch University

  • BSc Biotechnology, 2005

    Stellenbosch University